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Molecular phylogeny of selected predaceous leeches with reference to the evolution of body size and terrestrialism

  title={Molecular phylogeny of selected predaceous leeches with reference to the evolution of body size and terrestrialism},
  author={I. Pfeiffera and B. Breniga and U. Kutscherab},
The phylogenetic relationships of erpobdellid leeches collected throughout Europe were investigated using newly obtained mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (CO-I) gene sequence data from 10 taxa. Monophyly of the five European Erpobdella species (sub-family Erpobdellinae) was supported, but a newly discovered leech, E. wuttkei Kutschera, 2004 (the smallest member of its genus, discovered in an aquarium) was only distantly related to this clade. Three members of the semiaquatic… 
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